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Map shows coronavirus rate in 'air bridge' countries Brits can travel to with quarantine on return from today

THIS map shows the coronavirus rate in countries Brits can fly to without having to quarantine when they get back from today.

Holidaymakers can jet off to 75 countries and British overseas territories territories without having to isolate on their return – and this graphic shows which are the safest to visit.

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Vietnam has the lowest infection rate, while holiday destinations popular with Brits such as Fiji, Jamaica and the Bahamas are also very safe.

Other hotspots like Greece, Australia and Cyprus also have relatively low levels of the deadly bug.

But the number of people with coronavirus, per 100,000 citizens, is still high in Spain, Italy and Gibraltar.

However Brit holidaymakers can only visit 25 of the countries on the "travel corridor" list without restrictions.

Among the quarantine-free countries, San Marino has the highest number of coronavirus cases among its population in Europe at 2,059 per 100,000 people, followed by a rate of 1,106 in Andorra.

In terms of popular European destinations for jet-setting Brits, Spain has 641 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people; Italy has 400 cases; France has 260; Germany 237; Poland 98; and Croatia 83.

As the new rules were rolled out today, it emerged only 25 of the destinations on the "air bridge" list are fully accessible to English visitors without restrictions.

Countries on the list, such as Australia and New Zealand, have shut their borders and are thought unlikely to reopen them before Christmas because of the risk of importing the deadly bug from the UK – which is the worst-hit country for the disease in Europe.

Those entering Australia must stay in a hotel for two weeks – where they are not allowed outside – with a security guard outside the room.

Japan, also on the list, will also not accept anyone who has spent 14 days in the UK.

Greece is not accepting direct flights until July 15 while Cyprus, another popular holiday destination, closed to anyone who has spent the previous 14 days in the UK.

Meanwhile Austria is advising that people only enter the country for essential reasons.

In Barbados, people must produce a negative virus test less than 72 hours old or pay $150 to be tested on arrival.

Paul Charles, chief executive of PC Consultancy, which produced the list for the travel industry, said: "It would be better for the Government to supply a list of destinations that English travellers can enter on arrival without having to quarantine or which don’t have any restrictions.

"This would be the 25 and it should be constantly updated by Government."

The 25 are: Andorra, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Faroe Islands, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greenland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta (from July 15), Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Réunion, San Marino, Serbia, South Georgia and Sandwich Islands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and Vatican City.


FULL LIST OF 25 COUNTRIES WITH NO RESTRICTIONS

  • Andorra
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Faroe Islands
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta (from July 15)
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Réunion
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • South Georgia and Sandwich Islands
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Vatican City

On Friday, the UK government changed its advice for Serbia, no longer allowing travellers to return without quarantining.

There have been two nights of violent clashes in Serbian capital Belgrade by thousands of people protesting against coronavirus lockdown measures.

Serbian authorities have reported 352 coronavirus deaths and 17,342 cases, but it has been claimed the data does not represent the full impact of the virus.

Scotland has said it will continue to quarantine passengers from countries with a higher prevalence of Covid-19 than its own.

It means people arriving in Scotland from Spain will still face quarantine rules.

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